Friday "ROAR"

Killian STEAM Leaders- Friday, October 23, 2015

Our Vision and Mission


To prepare our students to become responsible 21st century leaders and citizens in a global society.


Killian Elementary School, with the support of its parents and community, dedicates itself to providing an innovative curriculum, in a safe, nurturing environment that will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society.

Upcoming Birthdays!

Oct. 31- Dr. Hilton Gilbert

Happy Birthday!


We extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to all of you for the many adjustments you made during the “delayed start” days during the past two weeks. Your cooperation and leadership allowed us to address the variety of needs this situation required. Thank you!!!!!

Congratulations to Mrs. Kimm Mack for her phenomenal presentation during the district PD session on yesterday! Mrs. Mack received rave reviews from her colleagues and she really represented Killian well! Way to go Mrs. Mack.

Congratulations to Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Raley, our outstanding "coaching staff" for presenting at the Professional Development fair as well! Thank you for sharing your expertise!

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Habit for the Month- Be Proactive

Log on to the Leader in Me Website at If you have forgotten your password, you can set a new one. If you are new, you can get online. This website is LOADED with ideas for you to use at your specific grade level. We pay yearly and (dearly :) for access. Please use it.

Technology Corner

Our professional development on November 2, 2015 will be the “Digital Playground”. This is a highly engaging learning experience for adults. Please bring your electronic device with you to the meeting.

Upcoming Elementary Principal's Meeting

We will host the elementary principals’ meeting, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 8:30 AM until 12:00 Noon. We will need to designate a portion of the parking lot for our guests. This meeting will take place in the Media Center. Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause.

STEAM Monitoring Visit

Please remember our STEM Monitoring visit will be Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Ms. Diggs has been working diligently facilitating our preparations for this requirement. Your assistance in a few ways will be greatly appreciated. Please ensure you have all the components in the environment section of the classroom mosaic present in your classroom. It is important that each teacher takes the time to organize and ensure your classroom is clean. Additionally, student showcases are expected to represent students' work as STEAM leaders. Thank you for taking the time to address these matters.

Morning Meeting

Here is a YouTube clip of a 4th grade class doing a 1 Minute Greeting. You can use it with your class. YouTube has other video examples of Morning Meetings. Enjoy!


All MAP data have been imported to Classworks. Please ensure you have created the ILPs for your students by Monday, November 2, 2015. This will permit our students and teachers to begin benefiting from the additional engaging lessons that are now available in Classworks. Please contact Mrs. Porter if you need assistance creating your ILPs.

Killian Family Night

We will have our first Killian Family Night for this year on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. This will be an opportunity for all of our families to enjoy dinner, games, and fun. There are no classroom presentations for this event. Be on the lookout for flyers and sign up sheets!

Quote of the Week

"Life is 10% what happens to me an 90% how I react to it." - Chuck Swindoll

A Closer Look

PE Rotation Week

Monday, October 26

2nd Grade Testing

Leadership Team Meeting

Tuesday, October 27

KIT Team Meeting 12:30-2:30 pm

Wednesday, October 28

2nd Grade Testing

End of First Nine Weeks

Elementary Principals' Meeting 8:30 am- Noon (Media Center)

School Health Council Meeting 3:30 pm

Girls Leadership Academy- Masquerade Ball 3:30-5:30 pm

Thursday, October 29

2nd Grade Testing

Techie Thursday

Friday, October 30

2nd Grade Testing

Student Showcase Updated

Here's what's happening the following week!

Media Rotation Week

Monday, November 2

2nd Grade Testing

Grades Due No Later than Noon

Full Faculty Meeting- Digital Playground (Bring Your Own Device)

Tuesday, November 3


Thursday, November 5

Parent Academy- Dr. Gilbert (7:15 am- 8:15 am)

Friday, November 6

1st Friday Breakfast- Veteran's Day Celebration

1st Quarter Report Cards Go Home